Indianapolis Artsgarden, 110 W. Washington St.
Highlights: A visual art exhibition by Shayla Williams, artist conversations, music by Bashiri Asad, a performance by Iibada Dance Co., and remarks by Mayor Joe Hogsett. The Indiana Dept. of Health offered free COVID-19 vaccines, along with routine immunizations for children and adults.
Shayla Williams, visual artist and writer
Madam Walker Legacy Center, 617 Indiana Ave.
Highlights: Performances by Epiphany Dance Collective, Iibada Dance Company, and Meraki Dance Company.
Karome Walker, choreographer
(as part of the Juneteenth Eastside Celebration honoring fathers, freedom, and family)
Warren Performing Arts Center, 9500 E. 16th St.
Highlights: Congo Square with drumming and dance; IUPUI professor, poet and spoken word artist Lasana Kazembe; Manon Voice; AshLee Baskin; Deborah Asante; community leader and attorney Fay Williams; Asante Art Institute’s excerpt from "Star Midnight," and “In the Wind” stories, images, and songs in tribute to Major Taylor. Closing ceremony, "In Search of Hope and Restoration,” included a call to action hosted by Witherspoon Presbyterian Church.
Chantel Massey, poet
Live at the Orange Bridge / Indianapolis Cultural Trail
Highlights: Performances by Featured Artist Marrialle Sellars; the Art & Soul Band (Brenda Williams, Brandon Meeks, Richard “Sleepy” Floyd, Steven Jones, and Rob Dixon); plus Bashiri Asad and Yvonne Allu.
Marrialle Sellars, singer & songwriter